Michael Kors

Michael Kors Expands Store Pickup to All U.S. Locations

| Mike O'Brien

Having seen success in a 10-store pilot of buy online, pickup in store (BOPIS) program in the third quarter of 2016, Michael Kors plans to roll it out across all of its 300-plus U.S. locations this quarter. The company has also seen success with its new line of wearable technology, and is continuing its pullback from the wholesale channel.

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Ecommerce Drives Booming Canadian Warehouse Market

| Mike O'Brien

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, with FedEx and Best Buy as clients, said ecommerce will make up 50% of its Canadian warehouses, up from 30% today. See what other plans the company has, including wooing Amazon as a client north of the border.

Take the MCM Outlook Survey and Help Drive the Data

| Mike O'Brien

Once again the team at Multichannel Merchant is conducting the annual MCM Outlook survey, which covers every aspect of ecommerce, marketing and operations in the world of direct-to-customer and omnichannel businesses. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and be entered to win a $500 American Express gift card, courtesy of MCM. You’ll also be providing valuable data that helps shape our coverage of the industry in 2017 and beyond.

Get to a Single Version of the Truth in Your DTC Operations Analytics

| Curt Barry

There often isn’t a “single version of the truth,” one official set of figures for sales, inventory, plan and history in DTC operations. For management to have confidence in the integrity of the data they’re using, the time has come to advocate and budget for projects that resolve these problems.

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

| Curt Barry

What are you doing in your warehouse across freight management, incentive pay for employees, creating baselines for KPIs, developing great managers and other critical areas? Here are 10 things to consider as you look for ways to make your operations more efficient and less costly.

Achieving the Perfect Customer Order: Where Does It Begin?

| Allison Manetakis

Critical to meeting customer expectations is delivering on the perfect customer order: the right product at the best price, when and where they want it. Find out what the key components are to making this happen, delighting customers consistently and driving loyalty while maintaining operational efficiency.

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6 Ways Benchmarking Data Can Improve Your DTC Operations

| Curt Barry

Having the opportunity to benchmark your DTC operations against your peers will help you determine where you need to focus your effort and investments to reach and exceed customer expectations. For an in-depth discussion on a joint benchmarking study between Multichannel Merchant and F. Curtis Barry & Co., join us at Operations Summit 2017, March 27-29 in Pittsburgh.

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Supply of Warehouse Space Catching Up with Demand

| Mike O'Brien

After years of an extremely tight market for commercial warehouse space, mostly due to the booming growth in ecommerce, a rapid increase in development including spec projects has been slowly closing the gap. See what the numbers show and how the market is trending.